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Started by Sam, September 13, 2018, 10:27:53 AM
Quote from: Sam on September 13, 2018, 10:27:53 AMHi Folks,I just got back from a Gymboree glass close by for my 17 month old son. We had fun, tried to play nice with other kids, and do some dexterity exercises etc.I notice Gymboree has a pre-school too.My question is:1) How much do you think pre-school is necessary before going to kindergarten?2) And does it really matter which pre-school a kid goes to so long as it is well-run and supervised?I feel like pre-school or something like Gymboree can only help, even with stay at home parents. But it doesn't seem like paying $10,000 - $18,000 a year for one of those "prestigious" pre-schools is worth it.
Quote from: RageCage on September 17, 2018, 01:50:57 PMWe live in NY and my wife is a Kindergarten teacher. Pre-school would be highly encouraged. This is the time of year where after a few weeks you really see the kids that were not socialized or introduced to some basic concepts. The expectations have changed dramatically since I was in school and I cannot believe the curriculum even in Kindergarten. Highly recommended and I would think most are OK as long as they add some sort of learning component. "Play-Zone!" would not be a good choice....